I'm working as a software developer (kinda) for a small US company (we have around 10 Employees in the office in California). I'm a foreigner and was working for this company as a freelancer at first, then moved to the full-time remote job and it ended up with they paying for a rent of an office for me where I was allowed to hire 2 junior developers. I registered my own company in my country to manage this. I'm communicating with project managers, developing, leading 2 guys, paying salaries, rents and managing all everyday office needs and so on.
At first, I was getting around $40k per year as a regular freelance developer. After that, when I've got fulltime job I had a raise to $55k per year with 2 weeks of paid vacation. That was before I got all these new responsibilities - real office & a small team.
Now it's been two years since my last raise. And I'm thinking how to get as much as possible from my current position.
I understand that an employee with a similar job would get a much higher compensation in the US. On the other hand that's the point to take me abroad - to save money.
So my main questions are:
Can I ask US-competitive compensation or not and why? What compensation would be competitive? I'm not even sure how to call my position. It seems to be an odd mix of different jobs.
- My English's far from perfect
- My company knows that it would be hard for me to get another job like this
- My company knows that my current compensation is already very good in my country
Sorry for a long post, thank you in advance.
UPDATE: Thanks to the comments I've understand that my situation is having much more similar with independent contracting than I thought. Although there're differences: I don't have any specific separate project or conditions when my services are ended. Our team are the only developers who's working on a flagship product. So it's not a project-level outsource, It's more like unofficial overseas branch. I treaten myself as a developer way too long. A cause of misunderstanding is a fact that the development still takes much more efforts for me than management and running an Ltd.